4 Tips to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

The Holidays are upon us and no matter what, there will be challenges ahead for those who are concerned about weight management. The average weight gain from Thanksgiving through New Years day is 7.5 pounds! It will take a plan and discipline to avoid such an increase in weight throughout the remainder of the year.

Here are some tips on how to maintain your weight during the holidays:

1.) Maintain an Exercise Program

First, you should maintain your exercise program and perhaps increase your cardio activity. Exercise will keep the metabolic rate up and sustain your muscle mass. Since muscle is the engine that burns fat, we want to keep it fired up. If you indulge in a meal laden in fat and carbohydrates, follow it with a walk outside. This will help you digest food and you will feel better if you get up and move.

2.) Make Healthy Food Choices

Try to make good food choices on days where food is the center of the holiday. Do NOT skip breakfast! This will assure that you will be less hungry when you are faced with the feast later in the day. Turkey is a good choice. Mashed potatoes, stuffing and dessert, not so much. To be sure that veggies are readily available for your holiday meal, why not bring them yourself? If you slip up and indulge in a highly caloric meal, do not beat yourself up; move on, and get back on track the next meal. If you use one large meal as a gateway to further indulgence, however, you are certain to gain weight.

3.) Get Rid of the Leftovers

If you are the host of the holiday meal, pack up the leftovers and send them home with your guests. They will enjoy having them and you will have a clean slate to keep yourself on track. If your host offers you calorie-rich leftovers, accept them graciously and discard them as soon as you get home.

4.) Limit Opportunities for Overindulgence

Finally, limit your exposure. You do not have to attend every luncheon and party during the holidays. Set your priorities and choose your events accordingly. You do not have to reveal that weight management is your priority, just politely decline some of the invitations saying that you have a “prior commitment”.

Keeping your body healthy should be your priority. No one performs their best physically, mentally, or emotionally when they are overweight. At Baudry, we encourage WELLNESS! We want you to feel your best! Enjoy your time with family and friends and have a happy and healthy holiday season!

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Check out what our clients are saying:

1) Dr. V  – “Doing fine. I will not go back to heavy. I am maintaining. I am regimented and usually drink a shake and have coffee in the AM. Scoop of chicken salad or tuna salad on lettuce at lunch. Maybe almonds or a protein bar at 3 or so. For dinner large salad, and or chicken, fish, steak like phase 4 with fresh vegetables steamed. I drink wine almost every night. On weekends I do what I want (within reason). Rarely drink hard liquor anymore. Exercise at least once per week but beginning more to prepare for a golf trip.”

2) Luci – “I am happy where I am and am grateful for you and think of you often. I have gained back a few pounds BUT I am the same size and all my clothes are still fitting well. I exercise regularly. I manage my weight with what IP had suggested, little or few carbs, and when I do consume they are usually wheat, but I do cheat. When I do cheat it is usually because I haven’t planned for the day.”

4) JB – ” I have kept the weight off! My diet has changed for the better. I remain active in sports and exercise and feel great. Ideal Protein and effective maintenance just makes your body MORE EFFICIENT….PERIOD!”

5) PW – “I continue to use the product as part of my weight management in maintenance. I watch my weight carefully and when I see the scale start to edge up, I get back on IP for a couple of days and the added pounds come right off. I have maintained my weight loss, active lifestyle and confidence!”

6) KAT – As an IP coach for some 15 months, I have learned a tremendous amount about nutrition, physiology, discipline and long term success. I can wholeheartedly agree with all of the above comments. I have maintained my weight loss and still fit into my ‘skinny’ jeans. The lifestyle change promotes a more efficient metabolism. Wise food choices and a commitment to exercise are the key factors. Eating ‘clean’ is the best gift you can give to yourself and your family. I do believe we will see a food revolution promoting insulin regulation in the coming years. Our culture is on the threshold of much needed change!

Ideal Protein information seminars are held weekly. For more information on Ideal Protein and weight management programs, send us an email to brio@baudrytherapy.com, or contact our office.